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by Keith S
Sat May 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2566

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Oh no! I hope my topic isn't an unintentional harbinger! Like "Busted Bricks" says, I too am a member of of a model aeroplane forum, and I must admit that one is a bit busier than average. I only read the posts related to scratch or kit-built aeroplanes, not interested in drones, although I was prev...
by Keith S
Sat May 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2566

Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

I have noticed in the last couple of years, that participation in internet forums has decreased markedly. This one is a good example, but by no means unique. I built my own sailboat once, and participated in a forum on that subject, which was very helpful during the building process. It was once a l...
by Keith S
Sat May 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

I don't know how much interest this will garner, but I've finished working out how to apply this particular detail to my "Billy", and have officially used up all the detail bits I binge-purchased at Peterborough in 2017. I made the hose connection to the tender out of some silicone fuel tubing for m...
by Keith S
Mon May 06, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 49
Views: 4462

Re: Larger scale Stuff

Hi, what an interesting discussion above. I am the owner of a large (1/3 scale) Quarry Hunslet. I puchased it over a year ago now and after having had some fun with it am just about ready to rebuild it and get it looking good. I purchased the loco from a Model Engineering Club with an active Hydrau...
by Keith S
Sat May 04, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: R/C and whistle for a RH Jennie
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: R/C and whistle for a RH Jennie

Assuming your safety valve has been tested and is working properly, the pressure gauge is not essential to run yourengine. I think the gauge just adds something interesting to the model, in the same way that a whistle or chuff pipe does. I know some people like to run their engines at a certain pres...
by Keith S
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

Here is one of the injectors temporarily installed on the locomotive. I think it adds some visual interest to the area under the cab. Still have to fit a pipe to the rear buffer-beam and a hose to the tender. I fitted it by threading the steam-pipe and using a nut and collar to secure it to the cab ...
by Keith S
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 49
Views: 4462

Re: Larger scale Stuff

I suppose when it comes to larger scales versus smaller ones, with live steam anyway the cost of the extra materials required to make a bigger version is almost negligible compared to the cost of the man-hours going into making it which I imagine would be fairly constant regardless of the size- for ...
by Keith S
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 139
Views: 21800

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I once made a little wooden sailboat. I rented a garage for the purpose, and the construction took two years. I taught myself the carpentry required along the way. When she was finished, one of my friends who was helping me clean up the garage remarked that there were enough discarded parts lying ab...
by Keith S
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Thermo-electric powered tram
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Re: Thermo-electric powered tram

It looked liked he had found a setup where the peltier element and the cooling fins are at 90 to the hot side. The tubes transfer the heat to the peltier element. It's probably from a CPU cooling setup and convenient for his application as the hot side does not sit directly underneath the cold side...
by Keith S
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring

Great models. I enjoyed that.
by Keith S
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Roundhouse Jack at the Overcombe Light Railway
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Roundhouse Jack at the Overcombe Light Railway

Very nice. Ideal garden-railway scenery and train, and good driving too.
by Keith S
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

Thanks Tony! I think I will put one on each side, for two reasons: It will be simpler to do the plumbing; and also the locomotive will have this interesting detail on both sides.
by Keith S
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

OK well, I clearly haven't reached the point where enough is enough, although I ought to have, maybe. I have this Roundhouse "Billy" that I can't stop tinkering with. I built it about six years ago, it was conventional at first but it doesn't look like a "Billy" anymore. I can't decide what it looks...
by Keith S
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: CRACKER
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: CRACKER

The boat is my favourite part. There's historical precedent for this: the arctic exploration ships HMS Erbus and HMS Terror were made from old bomb-sloops. Each had auxiliary propulsion provided by a retired Stevensons Planet -class locomotive mounted athwartships in the hold with a propeller-shaft ...
by Keith S
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 139
Views: 21800

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Well, my Dad bought me a book with some simple projects in it -one is the "Jenny Wren" little stationary steam engine. Might be a good thing to start with, but it's difficult to know HOW to start. I don't know anything about these tools. Someday I will take the leap though.